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A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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How to make hyperlinks clickable in Bluefish text editor to open the URL in a web browser?

In the Bluefish text editor, how does one make hyperlinks (URLs) clickable so they open the URL in a web browser? I've looked through all of the application's options, and skimmed the manual, and I'm ...
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windows-equivalent of mac's "insert pattern" functionality for {find,search}ing/replacing text

surprised no one has asked this question yet. is there any way to get the "insert pattern" functionality that is available on pretty much all mac apps with search and replace (except, ...
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Mobaxterm text editor

I use mobaxterm to connect via ssh. I would like to about the tab sizes in the Mobaxterm text editor. I would like to increase the size of each tab to view the whole file title. Is that possible? ...
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Set default text editor in Preferred Applications in MATE

I'm using neovim-gtk as my text editor, which I've compiled myself. I'd like to set it as the default text editor in MATE's Preferred Applications, but there's no such option. There is a desktop file ...
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What does Mousepad's "Open files in: new tabs in a new window" do?

Mousepad's preferences menu has an 'Open files in:' dropdown menu. One of its items is 'new tabs in a new window'. How does this differ from 'new tabs' and 'new window'? I've experimented but see no ...
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Is there an extension or configuration to get VScode to use a single quartet of hotkeys to navigate between split-terminals and split-editor panes?

I come from a vi background, and I'm used to using something like CtrlW+CtrlH/J/K/L to navigate around 'panes' in the editor interface, including both integrated terminals and text-editors. I've got ...
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How to disable popup menu when switching tab list (Ctrl+Tab) in Kate?

How to disable popup menu when switching tab list (Ctrl+Tab) in Kate? Screenshot:
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Issue with tab size on console applications

I am having issues with tab size on vim, neovim and nano on both terminals I have (st and alacritty). On terminal text editors tabs are 8 spaces long, but if I open the same file with either sublime ...
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Is it possible to separately run image magick commands on certain pages in a pdf documents, then combine it all into one pdf?

I'm a student and have exams coming up. I'm trying to remove solutions from some online resources I've found to study from. The solutions were all written in red text under Short Answer (SA) questions ...
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How to disable "Modify Style" confirmation dialog in Word 365

tl;dr How can I turn off "Modify Style" dialog box in Word 365? How can I make Word always re-apply clicked style to the text. Without making any weird questions or confirmations in between? ...
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Toad -- seeing windows side by side

I'd like to see the SQL editor in TOAD allow one to see windows side by side (as NotePad ++ allows with "move to other view", for example.) My purpose would be to look at to different (but ...
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Why are there blanks when selecting multiple lines in a text file?

When selecting mutiple lines on an IDE / Notepad on Windows, there are blank characters at the end of each line. You can't move the cursor through them when using the arrow keys, they only appear ...
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How can I open a file with Far Manager editor using command line without launching a new instance of Far?

Context When I using Far Manager, I would like to open Far Manager editor without navigating to the file (which could be on another drive, folder etc.) and pressing F4. Instead I would like to open ...
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Why PDF is larger in size in comparison to ePUB? [duplicate]

I don't know a lot about both file formats but when I get a copy of books in each format, almost always PDF is larger than ePUB, with or without images. for example, quick test shows that if I have ...
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Is there a solution to add special characters from software and how to do it

I have a question for you, do you know if there is a program/software to add easily a character to all lines? For example, if I want to add + on front on those lines and don't want to do that one by ...
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Is it possible to delete selection using mouse in vscode?

Like we can select part of text and then copy/cut/paste using Edit menu or Right Click context menu. Is it possible to delete selected text similar way in visual studio code? Please do not suggest ...
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My word document have a line separation of half page. How can I solve it?

In the document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wnd1lCcLVwRTWA_dCjWlZfWzjqGc7_g_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115679852586790547345&rtpof=true&sd=true I have a huge line space, how can I fix ...
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How to get the accurate mouse cursor index position in a text file

I have a large text file that I'm importing into a python script as a string using the following code. from pathlib import Path file = Path('edits.txt').read_text(encoding='UTF8') I need to be able ...
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What does it mean to "tab out" in an IDE/text editor?

In VSCode/VSCodium, you can install a "famous" extension TabOut with > 300K installs at the time of writing. I am not fully sure what it does, although almost every entry in the forum is ...
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How can I get a tree view for large JSON files in PyCharm?

When I open a small JSON file in PyCharm, I can easily collapse or expand its sections (note the medal-shaped symbols on the left): However, when I open a large JSON file, this isn't possible anymore ...
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How can I, as a noob to advanced text editing, write a script to automate converion from one enum to another?

The title is pretty poor, sorry about that. I am using two assembler/disassembler libraries and both have separate register enums. The libraries are Zydis and Capstone. In capstone the register enum ...
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how to remove all zero width space from the text?

I know how to use regular expressions to do the mass search and replace task in editing program But I don't have or can't find the entire list of zero width space unicode. I quick searched the google ...
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Change visualization of indentation in text editor for \t

Is it possible to change the way a \t indentation is displayed in a text editor? For example, in Atom, Notepad++ or Kate? Most people use spaces as identation (e.g.: pressing TAB once produces 2 ...
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How to run a program like sublime text 4 Editor from Terminal\PowerShell on windows computer?

enter image description here I tried "start subl" in the terminal, but it didn't work. is someone can help me figure this out I would be grateful.
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how to make a batch file to edit specific parameters in another text file

i have a computer that streams on a close network, the stream is controlled by a text config file, i would like to make a bat scripts that goes like: enter your selected IP stream: enter your port: ...
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Excel to Text-editor Copying Time-saving method

I have an excel file with multiple columns and rows. I wish to copy the contents of this excel file column-wise to a word file. As the number of rows and columns are more than 100, I find it time-...
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Notepad++ Find lines that contain multiple strings in any combination?

For example, in the following list, I want to find all lines that contain onkey AND tur AND .pdf, in any combination (stings in any order, repetitions allowed, but each must be present at least once ...
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How to remove a specific characters in an emails lines before the @?

How to remove any characters that aren't of the following from email lines before the @, through regular expressions? I tried the following but it didn't work :( Find what: ^([^a-z0-9;:]*)([a-z0-9]*)(?...
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How to remove this codes/keys from lines?

Hello everyone i hope you all have a good day. I want to know how to remove/delete the following codes/keys from lines. Example List: m-1407-m-00 64582e-2bd9-4b06-a9a1-78bfd42a7e6d SimpleHere123 ...
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How to remove duplicates usernames before a splitter in lines?

I want to remove duplicated usernames in lines before the splitter : and keep only the first line of these usernames. Lines Example: zzzz:000000zl zzzz:000000zl! zzzz:000000zl1 zzzz:000000zl123 zzzz:...
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Notepad++ how to extract only 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 character capital lettered Words only in a document?

Here's my input and the desired output. What's the best way to achieve this? Input: Agilent Technologies Inc A NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. Wide Medium 1.47 Exemplary ABB Ltd ADR ABB NEW YORK ...
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Notepad++ How to copy the last x characters of every line to the end of the same line?

Example- This: Example/Images/1234567 Needs to become this: Example/Images/12345671234567 1234567 is a random string of 7 alphanumeric characters on each line.
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How do Windows terminals make Chinese and English characters 1:2 in width?

ipconfig output in CMD: ipconfig output in PowerShell: ipconfig output in Git Bash: Notice the widths of the Chinese and English characters are always 1:2, no matter which font family is used, and ...
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"Add" button in MSOffice Word Autocorrect Options is grayed out when trying to replace -- with a dash

I am talking about these settings: Here it says The Add button does not become enabled until you type some text in the:- With: - box. But that's not the case here; the button stays gray: Am I ...
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Notepad Regex Formatting

Lets say i have 100000 words in a list ( Example ) Apple Orange Grape Bannana .... etc and i need them in this format <command name="FindRep" enabled="True"> <find xml:...
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Unable to get rid of the header and footer in Microsoft Word Mac

I am trying to remove the footer and header from Microsoft Word for Mac Version 16.53. When I click remove footer, nothing happens as in the images I have attached below. When I make the margin 0cm, ...
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register a software as editor in linux

I managed to install VSCode on ubuntu 20.04 without root by downloading the zip file. However, when I tried to set it as default editor using update-alternatives --set editor /opt/shared/VSCode-linux-...
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Text editors; Unicode; the zero-width non-joiner character

I need to edit text files that contain unicode characters (in ReStructuredText for input to Sphinx). I'm pretty confident that most text editors will store and display most Unicode characters ...
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How do i put separator after each 5 string in 20 random strings?

Hello guys i want to know how do i put separators such as "-" or ":" after each 5 string in 20 random letters&numbers string of many lines using regex? So basically count 5 ...
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How to make this Regex work?

i want to know how to make this Regex work ^....*:....* +[|].*$ And ^....*:....* +[=].*$ And ^....*:....* +[-].*$ It works without using ^ for first-line and $ for end of line Basically, i want to do ...
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Txt files have unnecessary spaces

I am downloading a log file from a security system as txt file, The log contain one or more lines where there is only single space between every 2 words, however, when i downloaded it and opened in ...
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Is it possible to configure Outlook in a way that it opens or previews any unknown file in a text editor (like VS Code or Notepad)

At times, I get emails with files that have an unknown file extension (for example .x-y-z). Because this extension is unknown to Outlook (and virtually everyone on the planet), I can neither open the ...
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Hello, how can I remove all marks, and receive only emails - with emdeitor

how can I remove all marks, and receive only emails - with emdeitor exmple exmple : '[email protected]'); '[email protected]'); '[email protected]'); I need result like this justin@...
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Delete the word in which the text cursor is

When typing/editing text, how do I delete the word at which the text cursor currently is? I mean a "system-wide" solution that works in most programs (and is maybe offered by the OS), rather ...
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Emacs load file from command line

When I was on Ubuntu, I would open files with Emacs on the command line like this: $ emacs -nw file.txt or $ emacs /etc/sysctl.conf When I use Kali and type the above, no file is opened and I am ...
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Generating dummy text in Excel table

When I want to create a lorem ipsum-like text in MS Word I use =rand() and it works perfectly. I immediately get a passage of mumbo-jumbo text which I can use for my aims. I wasn't able to find the ...
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Using Samba to bring files from Ubuntu Mate to Macintosh but some text files are turned into executables

I'm not sure if this is the best Stack Exchange to use, but the question concerns Mac, Linux and Samba. I have a new-to-me Apple Macintosh laptop (MacOS 10.15.7 (Catalina)) and I am have set up Samba (...
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Atom on macOS: doesn't switch to app when opening file from shell

Using Atom (latest version) on macOS 10.15.6 Catalina. I often open files in Atom from the shell, like this: atom SomeDocument.txt When Atom is not running yet, Atom correctly appears with the ...
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Visual studio and visual code and sublime can't display russian texts?

I have some source files which have russian comments in them the problem is that the comments seems to be gibberish instead of proper russian, seems like text editors cant properly display it? for ...
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Remove duplicate and clean line break / blank space in Notepad++

This is my problem; one two three four four five five six seven eight And I can't figure it out how to format it like this; one two three four five six seven ...
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